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Etna Nature and Flavors Half-Day Tour from Catania

Highlights
  • Vehicle transit and hotel pickup and drop-off make getting around simple

  • Discover Mt. Etna up close, and explore the volcano’s lava caves

  • All necessary equipment is included

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Etna Nature and Flavors Half-Day Tour from Catania
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Overview

This tour makes it easier than ever to get up close and personal with Mt. Etna: Europe’s highest active volcano, and one of Sicily’s most visible landmarks. Journey to Rifugio Sapienza, at Etna’s base, before your trek; all equipment is included, and an add-on journey to its crater is available (own expense). Next, explore the volcano’s lava caves before stopping at an area farm for a sampling of local products.

What to Expect
Our guide will pick you up from your hotel and, on the way up to Rifugio Sapienza (1920 mamsl), you will stop in certain view points. You will receive all the information you need about the history and the territory of the volcano. Visit the sites of the last eruptions and the old Silvestri Craters.

From Rifugio Sapienza, you will be able to choose to continue the journey by doing some trekking on one of the nature paths of “Parco dell’Etna”, up to 2000m. If you wish to buy the Etna high altitude option, you will reach 2504 meters by cable car and you will then continue with special 4x4 minibuses and arrive at Torre del Filosofo, (2900 meters). From here it will be possible to admire the great Central crater, the South-East crater and the historical lava flows that characterize the landscape of Etna, in a scenery stretching right down to the sea. With the alpinist guides (which speak Italian and English) you will visit the places where the life of the volcano flourishes, in full safety. You will return to Rifugio Sapienza by minibus and cable car.

You will then explore a lava cave with helmets and torches. Before returning to the hotel, you will stop at a famous organic farm, in Zafferana, for a delicious sampling of honey, wine, oil and other typical products.
Reviews (48)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Half day trip to Mt Etna

Special thanks to the guide, Francesco. We were also given a perfect sunny day in a week of all day rain. I had a wonderful time walking and visiting the craters, and learning from Francesco the history of their formation, and the geology. That he...More

Thank Rebecca4986
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great half day on Etna

Well recommended. Georgia was our guide and she was very professional, informative and organised. Fixed our cable car and guide passes etc and made sure all made it on board. We were with a group of French speakers and Georgia took time to give all...More

Thank Tim P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sorry, just not worth the money

This is a tricky review as our guide (Giorgia) was wonderful and dealt with our multi lingual group with ease. Unfortunately, and I'm sorry to say this, Mount Etna just isn't that interesting. Sure it's a nice view if the weather is good. But that's...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 10 October 2018
Relaxed pace, knowledgeable guide, great sights.

Special thanks to Nataliya, Clare and I really enjoyed our day today. We appreciated the honest advice about not going to the summit because of the clouds. We liked the nicely paced walk with Nataliya as our informative and friendly guide. We never felt rushed...More

Thank Trev H
Reviewed 18 September 2018
Excellent visit made more excellent by terrific guide

The tour van picked me up at my hotel. There were eight people on the tour, six of whom were English speakers, the other two of whom spoke French. The cost of the tour covers access to the mountain, detailed information about Etna and the...More

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